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McLoone's Rum Runner

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816 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2119 (Route 520 (Rumson Road))
+1 732-842-2894
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a birthday dinner for my two brothers in February. We had a table for 10 and we came early. That said, we had teens coming and going from various activities, and a senior citizen (85), all with different appetites!The waiter was fantastic to understand all of this and roll with it. We received very good service. We loved... More 

Thank Divanina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in to sit at the bar. We wanted apps and drinks. The atmosphere was perfect. Sun setting, not too crowded, special pricing if we wanted it for happy hour. Bartender- Chris was attentive and very friendly. We got a bottle of wine - reasonably priced and enjoyed the scenery and the atmosphere. We love it here :-)

Thank ALRMNj
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have gone to the Rum Runner before Hurricane Sandy, now that it is rebuilt, the prices are somewhat higher. I took a friend for her Birthday Brunch, and for $35.00 per person there was no beef at the carving station like years before, they had Ham. what if you do not eat Ham? I asked about the roast beef... More 

Thank Gail L
Belmar N.J.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sat at the bar, great service, friendly bartenders. Food was very tasty, had the drunken clams app and the trout dish. Lava cake was awesome. Early nite place, bar starts clearing out about 8:30pm.

Thank jpendejo
Holden, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Rebuilt after "Sandy" . Beautifully done with expansive windows to view the river. Excellent lunch, great service. Just a perfect afternoon.

Thank Kathy K
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

My second time here at the New Rum Runner and I can say first time was most impressive. I can see it's going the wrong way. I take responsibility for not putting in my reservation for a table with a view. when I got there and there wasn't a lot of people. I then asked for a table with a... More 

1 Thank Srgill72
New Jersey
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51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Our first time there since it was rebuilt. All four of us loved our food. Prices were a bit high, but not unexpected. The room is very attractive and had a bustling fun vibe. The tables away from the windows are slightly raised so everyone has a good view of the water.

1 Thank David S
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Food stunk. Overpriced. Nice atmosphere though. Poor service at bar....waited 10 minutes when it wasn't even crowded.

1 Thank jerseygirl339
McLoonesManagement, General Manager at McLoone's Rum Runner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Since your visit in September we have changed our Happy Hour menu drastically, and we now offer both food and drink specials from 4 - 7, Monday through Friday. The menu can be found on our website, and I hope that you take the time to give it... More 

Holmdel, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

We've visited the new Rum Runner several times since it re-opened this summer. Each experience was more outstanding than the next. We ate at the interior dining room, the dining room with the open doors and both bars. We've also enjoyed apps and drinks and have always been impressed. Last night we decided to go for Happy Hour during the... More 

2 Thank AdrienneBu
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Food was awful here, they ended up giving me a credit on a gift card but the food was so bad and didn't care for the options on the menu. The place is beautiful... they have a great bar, i would of went back for drinks and appetizers but we had four appetizers and all were bad so really don't... More 

Thank lori58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 816 Ocean Ave, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2119
    (Route 520 (Rumson Road))
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Bright
  • Phone Number: +1 732-842-2894
Family Friendly Restaurant with sprawling views of The Shrewsbury River.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?